Fury as thousands of farmers’ children to lose college grants

Ireland“Thousands of farmers’ children and low earners will lose out on higher education grants from next year. The move, which is set to cause uproar among farmers suffering falling incomes, follows the Government’s decision to make key changes to the eligibility criteria for means-tested grants from 2010. The most controversial is the removal of stock relief for farmers – a move condemned as ‘discriminatory’ last night by the Irish Farmers’ Association …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 30 July]

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